Best Start

Best Start is an early years place-based initiative funded by the Victorian State Government's Department of Education and Training. The program supports families, caregivers and communities in providing the best possible environment, experiences and care for children from birth to eight years.

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What is Best Start?

Best Start is an early years place-based initiative funded by the Victorian State Government's Department of Education and Training. The program supports families, caregivers and communities to support children 0 - 8 years.

It focuses on prevention and early intervention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children experiencing vulnerability.

Program aims

  • Children engage and participate in early childhood education (eg. kindergarten and supported playgroups)
  • Children and families actively engage with Maternal and Child Health services

Key partnerships

  • Moorabool Shire Council (fund holder and lead agency)
  • Centacare
  • Child and Family Services (CAFS)
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS)
  • Eureka Community Kindergarten Association Inc (ECKA)

Need to get in touch?

To learn more or get involved with a working or partnership groups, call Best Start on 5366 7100 or get in touch with us

For further information visit the Department of Education and Training's Best Start website.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find local services for my child?

To find local child and family service providers take a look at the In the Land of Moorabool parent book(PDF, 9MB). Alternatively you can contact us and we can send you a hard copy.

Related Information

Maternal and Child Health
Playgroups